South Carolina Business Education Association

President Letter.

Reach New Heights By Dennis Roberts, SCBEA President

The theme for the South Carolina Business Education Association this year is “Reach New Heights.” It is my hope that you will do just that as you continue or begin your professional journey. As business educators, we must keep up with new technology and changes in the curriculum. It is imperative as we will be the ones to enthusiastically incorporate the new changes into exciting learning experiences for our students.  As this year’s President of SCBEA, I am asking that you accept the challenge and join SCBEA and become a member of your professional organization so that we can help guide you through the changes in technology and teaching methods. I want you to “Reach New Heights.”

The SCBEA Executive Board has already met to prepare and plan for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The Program Committee, led by Michelle Isenhower, began work on the 2018 SCBEA Conference to be held January 31 through February 3, 2018, at the Myrtle Beach Hilton Resort.  Michelle and the program committee are planning an awesome program including technology sessions and interest sessions.  We have added several technology sessions in the evening for advanced learning for those who want to soak up all they can while attending the conference.  If you would like to become involved in any way, contact Michelle at or one of the Executive Board members.  To help you “Reach New Heights,” we are adding new and exciting, relevant sessions involving computer science curriculum that will be incorporated into each school beginning in the Fall of 2018.  Make sure to mark your calendar for this exciting conference!

The SBEA Convention will be held October 25-28, 2017, at the Hilton Savannah Desoto in Historic Downtown Savannah, GA. The theme for the convention is “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future.” Additionally, NBEA will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, March 27-31, 2018, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Please consider joining NBEA and participating at the convention in March of 2018.  You will learn new skills and be able to network with colleagues.

As president of SCBEA I look forward to working with each of you during the year.  Please go to the SCBEA website at regularly as it will be regularly updated.  Other websites of interest are the NBEA website at and the SBEA website at As business professionals, we should be participating in our associations to keep our skills sharp and up to date.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at  I look forward to seeing you at the SCBEA Convention in Myrtle Beach in February.